Author Talks: Douglas Brinkley, Silent Spring Revolution
Monday December 12, 2022 07:00 PM EST
CL Critic Kevin C. Madigan Recommends: Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley’s new book pays tribute to environmental activists of the tumultuous period known as the Long Sixties. Marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, Sierra Club Director David Brower, environmental justice advocate Barry Commoner, antinuclear activist Coretta Scott King, Interior Secretary Stewart Udall, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, labor organizer Cesar Chavez and other crusaders “are profiled with verve and insight,” says publisher HarperCollins, for combating “the mauling of the natural world.” Subtitled John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the Great Environmental Awakening, the book says the postwar economic boom of the 1950s had a devastating effect on the landscape of the United States: “Oceans began to die, wilderness vanished, the insecticide DDT poisoned ecosystems, wildlife perished and chronic smog blighted major cities.” But a ray of hope lingers: “Brinkley’s meticulously researched and deftly written Silent Spring Revolution reminds us that a new generation of twenty-first-century environmentalists can save the planet from ruin.” — KCM
From the venue:
New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed presidential historian Douglas Brinkley chronicles the rise of environmental activism during the Long Sixties (1960-1973), telling the story of an indomitable generation that saved the natural world under the leadership of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon.
Join Atlanta History Center for an Author Talk with Douglas Brinkley, author of Silent Spring Revolution.
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